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Motivated by a profound love for every Jew and spurred by a boundless optimism, Chabad of the Big Island, Hawaii sets into motion an array of programs and services to educate, inspire, and uplift Jews from all walks of life, regardless of background or affiliation, with unconditional love and acceptance. Our goal is to service the spiritual and physical needs of the local Jewish community, as well as the visitors to the island, & to strengthen their Jewish awareness and pride.
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Ezra also instituted that there be an additional communal reading every Shabbat during the afternoon Minchah service. Here's why . . .
Last week, I bought a tomato sauce that I thought was kosher. I always buy this brand, but this time it seems I chose a different flavor than usual. After cooking with it and feeding my family, I read the ingredients, and to my horror, the sauce wasn’t kosher!
“Rosh Chodesh” marks the start of a new lunar month. Learn more about it here.
Over the years, my feline friends have taught me much more than I’ve ever taught them.
How can it be that mere theft brought a much worse punishment than open rebellion against G‑d?
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When G‑d told Noah to build an ark before the world would be destroyed, Noah built an ark. But when G‑d told Abraham He was about to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah—cities corrupt and evil to the core—Abraham argued. He said, “Perhaps there are righteous people there! Will the Judge of All the Earth not do justice?” Where Noah donned a warm coat for himself and his family, Abraham built a warm fire for the entire world. Because Abraham felt a sense of ownership for the world in which he lived. If there was...
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  • From Noah to the NazisFor when you feel that you stand alone against the world around you. Read More
  • Five Judaism Lessons My Cat Taught MeOver the years, my feline friends have taught me much more than I’ve ever taught them. Read More
  • Lunar Flood, Solar YearHow a year plus eleven days makes a year Read More
  • The Trickle-Down EffectWho is pulling your soul with thick cords of love? Read More